Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra
Performance
Winter 2022

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

February 26, 2022

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Hop Ensemble season. This is an archived view.

The shortest and most intimate of all Mahler's symphonies, the Fourth Symphony embodies Mahler's search for the sublime through nature and innocence.

21/22 Hop Ensemble

The work culminates in the last movement, in which soprano Michelle Johnson sings about a child innocently imagining the joys of Heaven and performs Barber's Knoxsville: Summer of 1915.

Don't miss the pre-show talk with DSO Director Filippo Ciabatti at the Top of the Hop.

Generously supported by the Roesch Family Fund in Support of Instrumental Ensembles and Friends of the Symphony Orchestra

Photo: Ben DeFlorio

Soprano Michelle Johnson, a Grand Prize Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions where she was described as "a clear audience favorite" (New York Times), has been lavished with praise for her "extraordinary breath control and flawless articulation… Her voice is velvety and pliant – a dulcet dream."

A favorite of many houses, Ms. Johnson made recent returns to Lyric Fest, Sarasota Opera and Boston Landmark Orchestra.  Ms. Johnson has also made a name for herself as one of the most in demand Aidas in the opera world today, performing Verdi's tragic heroine with Glimmerglass Music Festival, Opera Santa Barbara, Opera Columbus, Knoxville Opera, Opera Idaho and Sarasota Opera, among others.  Ms. Johnson's debut with Columbus Symphony as soprano soloist in Verdi's Requiem was highly praised, and her collaboration with Madison Opera as Santuzza in their most recent production of Cavalleria Rusticana was given rave reviews.

A graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, Boston University Opera Institute, and New England Conservatory, Ms. Johnson was seen as the title role in Suor Angelica, Leonora in Oberto, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, the Countess in Capriccio, and Alice Ford in Falstaff during her educational tenure. In addition to winning a Grand Prize at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Ms. Johnson has also graced the winner's circle of the William Matheus Sullivan Foundation, Gerda Lissner Foundation and the Giulio Gari Foundation.

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